One Defeat in 34 years Travelling to Málaga

One Defeat in 34 years Travelling to Málaga


Real Madrid need one point to win La Liga title on Sunday (19:00, UK Time). Los Blancos travel to Málaga with the need of getting a draw in the last game of the season in the Spanish tournament after the great victory on Wednesday against Celta de Vigo. If we have a look at the stats, it should be a piece of cake for Zidane’s side.

Isco will feel at home on Sunday, as well as Real Madrid. Málaga province is full of Real Madrid supporters and, according to the stats, Los Blancos feel at home every time they have to travel to Costa del Sol. In the last 34 years, Real Madrid have only lost once, in the 22nd of December of 2012.

It was a special game though. José Mourinho was on the bench and he had a fight with the captain, Iker Casillas. The goalkeeper saw the game on the bench, whereas Adán was in the goal. Los Blancos lost that game (3-2) and even Isco scored one goal for Málaga. It was only Christmas, but it was pretty clear that Real Madrid weren’t going to fight for the title that year.

More recently, in their last visit, Real Madrid were unable to win at La Rosaleda. Los Blancos took the lead with a goal scored by Cristiano Ronaldo, but Albentosa drew the game in the second half. Zidane’s side could win the game easily, but Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty.

The last victory came in 2014, with Carlo Ancelotti on the bench. Real Madrid won (1-2) with Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale finding the net, whereas Isco was sent off. Ancelotti also won in his first visit to Málaga (0-1) thanks to a goal scored by Cristiano Ronaldo.

Some of the legends of Real Madrid came from Málaga. Juanito was born in Fuengirola and he’s still remembered in both clubs, Málaga and Real Madrid. Fernando Hierro, born in Vélez-Málaga, is also an icon for the two teams, who maintain a great relationship.